Skip to Content

Bateleur

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
noel
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 754
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:13 pm
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by noel » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:44 pm

Saw this beauty at a Kudu carcass, sharing it with some vultures. It got itself a morsel.

Image

Image

Thorougly enjoyed this sighting!

Cheerio

Noel

MichaelWildtuin
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:38 pm

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:42 pm

Is this a tawny eagle?
Image

User avatar
Barcud
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 535
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:16 pm

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Barcud » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:33 pm

Hi MWT,

Your bird is an immature Bateleur Eagle. The bare skin in front of the eye is a good pointer and you can just make out that the wings (primary feathers) stick out beyond the small tail.

The "scalloped" feathering around the head is also a good pointer.

Great photo by the way :thumbs_up:

Gregor
Posts: 135
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:27 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Gregor » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:54 pm

Agree with you barcud, yep imm. Bateleur, and indeed great picture.
I once saw an immature bateleur which was really young. Funny, from a distance it looked like an owl! The head was all fluffyand looked as big as the head from an owl.
Traveltale june 2011 (Botswana & SA)
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=54937


Regards Gregor

"if you look, you see more"

MichaelWildtuin
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:38 pm

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:21 pm

Thank you for your help :D

User avatar
Vlakvarkvrou
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 368
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:56 am
Location: Erasmuskloof, Pretoria

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:16 pm

Young Bateleur taken on the H11 near Paul Kruger Gate in July 2010


Image
4-5 Feb 2017: P/kop
6-10 Feb 2017: Ngwenya Lodge
Orpen: 26 Feb - 1 Mrch 2017
Skukuza Camp: 1-5 Mrch 2017 (Cricket at Skukuza)

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 795
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:19 am

Please confirm if the following identification is correct. It is not always easy to identify a brown Raptor.

Image 1 - Bateleur (juvenile)
Image

Image 2 - Bateleur (juvenile)
Image

I think it is a juvenile Bateleur due to the following:
    * Yellow eyes is less intense.
    * Yellow beak.
    * Unfeathered Legs.
    * Short tail feathers.

But you never know .... :hmz:
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
Lizet Grobbelaar
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 560
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:28 am

:thumbs_up: The legs are turning red as well...

User avatar
adw
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 633
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:30 pm
Location: Back Home

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by adw » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:29 pm

Taken on the Sweni Road (S126).
Image


On my next trip I came across a juvenile Bateleur who was shedding his feathers for a mature 'look' and had a mixture of both plumages. He looked stunning but my photo does not do him justice so I have not posted his photo.
Rhino Poaching - Highlight's man's stupidity and greediness.

Jumbo

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Jumbo » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 am

We saw quite an interesting interaction between a young Bateleur and a White-backed Vulture in Kruger last week Saturday.
They were both just riding the thermals when the Bateleur decided it did not want to share its airspace LOL

Image

User avatar
Kamadejo
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17362
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:51 am
Location: Germany, busy planning next trip

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Kamadejo » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:05 pm

WOW, that's a great pic and very interesting behaviour. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Katja

____________
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. Einstein

Kamadejo returns to KNP after 7 years
Balm for the Soul

User avatar
adw
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 633
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:30 pm
Location: Back Home

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by adw » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:58 pm

Great action shot Jumbo. :clap:
Rhino Poaching - Highlight's man's stupidity and greediness.

Jumbo

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Jumbo » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:06 pm

Thank you Kamadejo and adw :D

User avatar
adw
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 633
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:30 pm
Location: Back Home

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by adw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:23 pm

This young Bateleur was having a great time catching flying ants on the S86 and allowed me to get fairly close. Taken in Nov 2010.

Image
Rhino Poaching - Highlight's man's stupidity and greediness.

User avatar
flying cheetah
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2480
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
Location: Burghausen, Germany

Re: Bateleur

Unread post by flying cheetah » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:27 pm

Nice pic adw :clap: :clap:

I saw this one near Sirheni:
Image
Akukho nyon' endiz' ingahlali phansi. (Zulu)
There is not a bird that flies and never sits down.


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Mischief at 07:51:26
orpen
Submitted by Anonymous at 20:09:48
satara
Submitted by ingrid1968 at 12:19:10
nossob
Submitted by Philip1 at 14:24:31